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Super-Easy Bucket Platform Shoes 

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Super-Easy Bucket Platform 


Written By: Jim Shelby 

Duct tape (1) 

sturdy house shoes (1) 

utility bucket - in good condition (2) 


I'm an average- height guy... but I needed to finish drywall. Being as I have no stilts, and I 
have a project that needed limited use of my own vertical improvement, I did this quick 3- 
minute mod to move myself up two feet while remaining stable. 

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Super-Easy Bucket Platform Shoes 

Step 1 — Super-Easy Bucket Platform Shoes 

• I KNOW this seems like a cheap 
mod. It is. I needed something 
quick and simple to get me up to 
the 8-foot level without having to 
buy, make, or learn to use stilts. 
Professional dry-wallers use stilts 
to do their jobs. They are good at 
what they do, and it's a unique skill 
not often seen. As I am a DIYer, 
and attempting my first full home 
restoration, I needed something 
similar; hence the bright idea I 
have here. If you need it now, and 
you need it cheap, this is the way 
to go. 

Step 2 

• Any old house shoes will work. I didn't want to use crocs, since those are my garden 
shoes, so I found some old winter rubber slip-ons. Found some duct tape, secured them to 
the top, and one more layer of tape to secure the whole kit. Since then, I've been able to 
walk around my house and work with drywall and mud at the 8- to 10-foot mark with no 

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